Redemption

Lady Antebellum, a country music band, has a new album that released called Ocean. One of the thirteen tracks in their album is named Be Patient with My LoveAfter stumbling upon it, I was immediately attracted to how it flowed as well as the message it brings with it. The song is about a man who has trouble controlling his anger, drinking, and urge to fight with his significant other. She has had enough and he is now looking for redemption. He says that “Mighta done it this time, Mighta drank too much wine, mighta said something that I just can’t take back”. The chorus goes “Cause I’m coming back, back to my senses. I’m coming back, like holy redemption. I’m coming back to the man that I was. So, please don’t give up, be patient with my love”. As we all struggle with our relationships, we can also struggle with our relationship with God. Sometimes we never fight fair and some old habits are hard to break. “Ooh, yeah, I could use some Jesus. A little more prayer, but if I could make it to the middle could you meet me there?” Life tends to get in the way of what’s most important in our lives such as family, friends, and our relationship with God. I’ve had this epiphany that we tend to get caught up in our work and personal lives that we bring home our day and release it on the ones we love. When life hits you with that unexpected freight train, it’s hard to look for God in those moments. We get so tired of our normal day to day that we sometimes resent God and go against him. Granted, this song is about the relationship between a couple, but don’t we ask God to be patient with our love as well?

We all look for redemption. In my opinion as long as we are working to improve ourselves to build healthy strong relationships with our friends, family, and God, those who matter, will be patient.

2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Davis Benedict

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